Grandma's Skillet Pineapple Upside-Down Cake


This skillet pineapple upside-down cake is baked in a cast iron skillet and served warm. It is wonderful!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
1 cake


  • 1 stick butter

  • 1 ½ cups packed brown sugar

  • 1 (20 ounce) can sliced pineapple

  • 1 (4 ounce) jar cherries

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • ½ cup butter

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Melt 1 stick butter in the bottom of a cast iron skillet over medium heat, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and sprinkle brown sugar evenly over butter. Add pineapple slices to the skillet in a decorative layer with a cherry in the middle of each pineapple ring. Set aside.

  3. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl.

  4. Cream sugar and 1/2 cup butter together in a bowl. Add eggs and mix. Add flour mixture and milk in an alternating fashion. Add vanilla extract and mix well. Pour mixture evenly over pineapples in the skillet.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cake is golden brown, about 40 minutes.

  6. Let cake cool in the skillet for 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

465 Calories
17g Fat
77g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 465
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 340mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 77g 28%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 61g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 116mg 9%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 113mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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